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Flashcards in Lesson 3 Deck (15)
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pedestrian (adj)

ordinary or dull

2

bona fide (adj)

in good faith

3

adventitious (adj)

accidental; non essential

4

fecund (adj)

fertile; productive

5

deviate (v)

to turn aside from a course; to stray

6

obfuscate (v)

to confuse; to bewilder

7

impale (v)

to pierce with a sharp stake through the body

8

extenuate (v)

to lesson seriousness by providing partial excusess

9

parochial (adj)

local; narrow; limited

10

glower (v)

to stare angrily

11

edify (v)

to improve someone morally

12

ambiguous (adj)

open to more than one interpretation

13

cataclysm (n)

a violent change

14

optimum (adj)

best; most favorable; ideal

15

importune (v)

to ask persistently; to beg